I like this idea:
Herod’s Kingdom (the culture in which Christ literally showed up) was once driven by the values of mass wealth, power of military force, greed, and personal gain. Christ enters this culture through poverty, weakness, dependency, and sacrifice. This is the biblical picture of Advent.
How does our current celebration of Christmas reflect this incarnation? That is, does our experience of the Advent season match the biblical values of the gospel? What would our Advent season look like this year if we intentionally chose to be a prophetic voice in our culture? How can we model the Advent story prophetically to our culture by the way we live and by what we choose to value? Can we actually celebrate Advent in a meaningful way that points to the story, that points to Jesus? These are the things we want to explore this Advent season as a community.
They are going to be “creating” gifts as opposed to buying them this season, then donating the money we save toward projects both around the world and at home. Check out a list of some of the projects here.